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Standard Life Assurance Company Act 1991 (c.iii)

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70The directors shall provide for the safe custody of the common seal of the Company and may make rules as to the precautions to be taken when such seal is affixed to any deed or other writing.

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71(1)The Company may have, for use in any territory outside the United Kingdom, an official seal which shall be a facsimile of the common seal of the Company, with the addition on its face of the name of every territory where it is to be used. A deed or other writing to which an official seal is duly affixed shall bind the Company as if it had been duly sealed with the common seal of the Company.

(2)The directors may by writing under the common seal of the Company authorise any person or persons appointed for the purpose in any such territory as aforesaid as its agent to fix the official seal to any deed or other writing to which the Company is a party in that territory, and the agent in affixing such official seal shall, by writing under his hand, certify on the deed or other writing to which the seal is affixed the date on which and the place at which it is affixed.

(3)The authority of any agent appointed under paragraph (2) of this regulation shall continue during the period (if any) mentioned in the instrument conferring the authority, or, if no period is mentioned therein, until revoked by the directors by notice in writing given to the agent, provided that as against any person or persons dealing with the agent his authority shall be deemed to continue until notice of its revocation or determination has been given in accordance with regulation 97 (2).

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72Without prejudice to any of the provisions of the Act or the regulations the Company may have for use in relation to the business of the Company in Canada two seals, one of which shall be a facsimile of the common seal of the Company, save only that on the face thereof there shall be substituted for the name of the Company the name of the Company in French, namely “Compagnie d'assurance Standard Life” with the addition of the word “Canada” and the other of which shall be a facsimile of the common seal of the Company, save only that on the face thereof there shall be both the name of the Company and the name of the Company in French with the addition of the word “Canada” and in relation to the business of the Company carried on in Canada the Act and the regulations shall be read and have effect as if the expression “common seal of the Company” included each of the seals authorised by this regulation.

Authentication of documents

73A document or other proceeding requiring authentication by the Company may be authenticated by the signature of a director, the secretary or other authorised officer of the Company and need not be under the common seal of the Company.

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